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101 Dalmatians (1961)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (original title)
When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.

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(story), (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pongo (voice)
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Colonel / Jasper (voice)
Betty Lou Gerson ...
Cruella De Vil / Miss Birdwell (voice)
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Nanny / Queenie / Lucy (voice)
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Roger (voice)
Cate Bauer ...
Perdita (voice)
David Frankham ...
Sgt. Tibs (voice) (as Dave Frankham)
Frederick Worlock ...
Horace / Inspector Craven (voice) (as Fred Worlock)
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Anita (voice)
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Quizmaster / Collie (voice)
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Towser (voice)
George Pelling ...
Danny (voice)
Ramsay Hill ...
Television Announcer / Labrador (voice)
Sylvia Marriott ...
(voice)
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Princess (voice)
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Storyline

Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 puppies. Cruella De Vil takes a fancy to the pups, and wants to get hold of them, as well as more pups, to make herself a lovely dalmatian skin coat... Cruella hires some thugs to kidnap the pups and hold them at her mansion. Will Pongo and Perdita find them in time ? Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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puppy | dalmatian | coat | litter | dog | See All (155) »

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It's 'arf comedy...'arf mystery...and it's howlarious! See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 January 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

101 Dalmatians  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,279,044 (USA) (14 July 1991)

Gross:

$144,880,014 (USA)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

When Bill Peet sent Dodie Smith some drawings of the characters, she wrote back saying that he had actually improved her story and that the designs looked better than the illustrations in the book. See more »

Goofs

While girder bridges of the type Cruella fails to navigate during the final chase are commonplace in the Americas, no such bridges are found in East Anglia. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pongo: My story begins in London, not so very long ago. And yet so much has happened since then, that it seems more like an eternity.
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Crazy Credits

There are no end credits for this feature film. However, the credits are at the beginning. See more »

Connections

Featured in 101 Dalmatians (1996) See more »

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Dalmatian Plantation
Written by Mel Leven
Performed by Bill Lee
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This film is in my top 10 of Disney
13 November 2005 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

One of the most lovely films of all,1001 dalmatians is one of the classics from Disney that all people should watch. I was surprised to know that it was made in 1961,because I watched it for the first time in 1993 (I was 7) and it looked a modern cartoon for me,such as Lion King.

Pongo and Perdita (a couple of dalmatians) and their owners Roger and Anita, are living happily and peacefully in their new home,until Perdita give birth to some puppies: Cruela,the evil friend of Anita, wants to do a new coat,using the little dalmatian's fur. She kidnaps them,and now Perdita and Pongo needs to save their puppies,before being too late.


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